For anyone interested, it's still possible to purchase an entry pass for some or all of the three-day symposium which has just begun this morning at the Drury Plaza Hotel in downtown St. Louis.
|B'nai Amoona Synagogue, Ethical Society, Priory Chapel and Kraus House (left to right).|
Here's the official description of the tour from the symposium program.
The tour highlights significant Mid-Century Modern buildings by outstanding architects of the period for a variety of project types including commercial, residential and religious structures located around the St. Louis metropolitan area.
We’ll visit an immaculately restored Usonian house by Frank Lloyd Wright (exterior tour) and a thinshell, parabolic folded-plate concrete church designed by Gyo Obata, FAIA (HOK). We will then drive by a meeting house for the non-denominational Ethical Society by local modernist Harris Armstrong, FAIA, the B’nai Amoona Synagogue (now COCA) by legendary modernist architect Erich Mendelsohn and two structures by local modernist leader Isadore Shank framing the early and high period of MCM architecture.